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Wildlife, Culture, Hill Country of Sri Lanka

10 Nights / 11 Days

Leopard in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Immerse yourself in the exquisite natural beauty of Sri Lanka, and explore vast textured landscapes brimming with iconic wildlife. Delve into the archaeological masterpieces of the extensive ruins of Polonnaruwa, and the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress steeped in history. Delight in a charming tea experience in the tranquil serenity of fragrant tea plantations. Several exquisite wildlife havens dot the vast terrain, including the incredible Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, as well as the Hurulu Forest Reserve, and it is here that you can savor the opportunity of seeing massive herds of Asian Elephant roaming in the wild.

Kayak on sparkling lagoons, observing myriad animals’ crisscrossing paths to the water’s edge to quench their thirst. Sink into luxurious comfort on the beaches of Weligama and spends hours in the aquamarine depths frolicking in the waves or sipping colorful cocktails gazing at the vast liquid expense. Glide out on a boat where you can no longer see the land and be utterly awe-struck as you watch magnificent whales and dolphins breaching and performing spectacular aerial stunts. Meander through atmospheric cobblestone streets in the historic Galle Fort and lose yourself in stunning, classic Dutch architecture juxtaposed with beautiful European buildings highlighting a sensational cultural fusion.

Highlights of the Itinerary:

  • Explore the ruins in ancient cities of Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa with a Primate watching Tour with an expert
  • Climb the legendary rock citadel in Sigiriya
  • Game drive at Minneriya and Yala National Parks
  • Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Loris and Whale watching tour
  • Tea Experience Tour


Day 1:

Met on arrival by an &Beyond representative and transfer to Negombo (approx. ½ hour drive)

Overnight at The Wallawwa Resort, Negombo -01 night
Garden Suite -BB

The Wallawwa Resort, Negombo in Sri LankaThe Wallawwa Resort, Negombo in Sri Lanka

Day 2:

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya (approx. 3 ½ hour drive).

In the evening climb the Sigiriya Fortress.

Overnight at Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya -03 nights
Paddy Dwelling -HB

Sigiriya in Sri LankaSigiriya in Sri Lanka
Jetwing Vil Uyana, SigiriyaJetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya

Day 3:

After breakfast explore the city of Anuradhapura.

In the late evening go on a Loris Watching tour at Vil Uyana.


Day 4:

After breakfast visit the city of Polonnaruwa for a primate watching tour (approx. 1 ½ hour drive).

In the evening do a game drive at Minneriya National Park.

City of PolonnaruwaPrimate tour
Minneriya National ParkMinneriya National Park

Day 5:

After breakfast proceed to Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton via Kandy (approx. 5 hour drive).

Overnight at Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton – 2 nights
Garden Suite -AI

Ceylon Tea TrailsCeylon Tea Trails

Day 6:

Morning Tea Experience Tour.

Evening at leisure.

Tea Experience TourTea Experience Tour

Day 7:

After breakfast proceed to Yala (approx. 5 hour drive).

Overnight at Kulu Safari, Yala – 02 nights
AC Tent - AI

Kulu Safari, YalaKulu Safari, Yala

Day 8:

Morning and evening game drives ay Yala National Park.

Yala National ParkYala National Park

Day 9:

Early morning do one more game drive at Yala National Park or Bundala National Park.

Then proceed to Weligama (approx. 3 ½ hour drive).

Overnight at Cape Weligama Resort – 2 nights
Junior Suite -BB

Cape Weligama ResortCape Weligama Resort

Day 10:

Early morning go on a private Whale watching tour in Mirissa.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Whale watching tour in MirissaWhale watching tour in Mirissa

Day 11:

Transfer from Hotel to Bandaranaike International Airport for your departure flight (approx. 3 ½ hour drive). We recommend you at the airport at least 3 hours prior to the departure flight.


BB = Bed and breakfast
HB = Room + Breakfast + dinner
FB = Full Board basis (please check itinerary for specific includes & excludes per property)

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COST: from $5,344 per person sharing

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